Work We Love.

From slate or clay-tile roofing to copper gutters to precision ornamental metal work, The Durable Slate Company can handle any specialty roofing project of any size, anywhere. Whether small or large, all roof repairs receive the same attention and commitment to quality. You'll love our work.

Slate Roofing

The Durable Slate Company is equipped for every slate roof on any kind of building. Residential, commercial, or place of worship, new roof or a century standing. With us, your slate roof will truly stand the test of time and look beautiful for ages to come.

With one of the largest stocks of reclaimed slate in the country, we can match most slate roofs whether performing a complete restoration, or installing a slate roof on an addition, or repairing large sections damaged by fire, wind, storms, and other forces of nature.

Clay-Tile Roofing

We install, repair and restore all types of clay roof tiles expertly, by contractors with in-depth knowledge and respect for the roofing material.

The repair and restoration of old clay tile roofs should only be done by a roofing contractor with suitable expertise; too often tile restoration is carried out by contractors without the in-depth knowledge and skill required, resulting in many ruined clay tile roofs. Choose Durable instead.
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Copper Roofing

The Durable Slate Company installs all types of copper roofing including standing seam, batten seam, soldered flat lock, copper shingles, diamond pattern, and other custom systems.

With proper fastening, skilled handling of joints, and adequate consideration for thermal and building movement, a well-installed copper roof can last many decades with little or no maintenance.

Copper Gutters

We install all types of hanging copper gutters from standard 16oz. k-style to custom heavy gauge gutters with bar stock supports to withstand the harshest winters. We can replicate all ornamental gutters, collector heads, and downspouts.

Leaks in these gutter systems can cause extensive interior damage, and, if not properly repaired, may result in structural damage.

Roofing Consultant

John Chan, a principal of The Durable Slate Company, is a roof consultant certified by Haag Engineering. John is certified in all types of steep roofing including slate, tile, metal, wood, and composition, as well as commercial flat roofing. This certification also covers damage caused by hail, wind, and storm damage. As President of the National Slate Association (NSA), John is a leading expert in all aspects of slate roofing.

John’s other certifications include:

  • Certified Installer of Ludowici Tile since 2000. Certified Installer of copper roofing and gutters by Copper Development since 1998.
  • Certified Installer of Polyfoam Tile installations for Miami/Dade County’s 155 MPH wind-rated tile installations.
  • Certified by Air Vent in the “Principles of Air Ventilation,” “Installation Guidelines,” and “Product Knowledge.”
  • Certified Installer for Tile Roofs Institute.
  • John has a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA.

John has provided expert witness testimony in numerous court cases for both prosecution and defense. References and CV can be provided upon request. Fees are negotiated on a case by case basis.

More than a roof. It's a legacy.